Monday, 3 September 2012 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Brisbane Metro - Product code IDCKGC14L0
Brisbane Metro in winter 2012: Wet, warm days and nights
- Based on deciles (see decile maps), rainfall and temperatures were above average across the metro
- Redlands was the wettest overall and Brisbane the warmest
- Redlands and Logan City set record highest winter daily minimum temperatures
- June 2012 was wet with cool days and warm nights. All locations recorded above average rainfall, with Redlands the wettest overall. Redcliffe recorded both the coolest days and warmest nights on average
- July 2012 had above average rainfall and warm nights, and except for Redcliffe, all other locations recorded above average rainfall, with Redlands the wettest overall. All locations recorded warm nights, with Redlands and Logan City setting daily records
- August 2012 was
dry, with warm days and cold nights. Redlands and Logan City
both received record low rainfall and a record high daily minimum
temperature was also measured at Redlands
RainfallThe wettest overall was Redlands HRS with 251.6 mm, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 200.9 mm, followed by Brisbane Aero with 199.2 mm.
The wettest single day was at Redcliffe with 48.2 mm on 3 Jun, followed by Brisbane Aero with 47.0 mm on 3 Jun, followed by Redcliffe with 44.0 mm on 27 Jun.
TemperatureThe warmest on average was Brisbane with 16.4 °C, followed by Redcliffe with 16.0 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 15.6 °C.
The coolest on average was Amberley AMO with 14.0 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 15.3 °C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 15.5 °C.
Maximum temperatureThe hottest day was at Amberley AMO with 28.6 °C on 30 Aug, followed by Amberley AMO with 28.4 °C on 24 Aug, followed by Amberley AMO with 28.3 °C on 23 Aug, followed by Archerfield Airport with 28.3 °C on 24 Aug.
The warmest days on average were at Amberley AMO with 22.1 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 22.0 °C, followed by Brisbane with 21.9 °C.
The coolest days on average were at Redcliffe with 20.7 °C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 21.1 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 21.6 °C.
The coldest day was at Amberley AMO with 14.4 °C on 26 Jun, followed by Archerfield Airport with 14.6 °C on 27 Jun, followed by Brisbane with 15.1 °C on 27 Jun.
Minimum temperatureThe coldest night was at Amberley AMO with -1.6 °C on 4 Aug, followed by Amberley AMO with -1.4 °C on 5 Aug, followed by Amberley AMO with -1.4 °C on 8 Aug, followed by Amberley AMO with -1.2 °C on 3 Aug.
The coolest nights on average were at Amberley AMO with 5.9 °C, followed by Archerfield Airport with 8.7 °C, followed by Logan City Water Treatment Plant with 9.6 °C.
The warmest nights on average were at Redcliffe with 11.3 °C, followed by Brisbane with 10.9 °C, followed by Brisbane Aero with 10.0 °C.
The warmest night was at Redlands HRS with 18.9 °C on 24 Aug, followed by Brisbane with 18.7 °C on 13 Jul, followed by Redcliffe with 18.6 °C on 24 Aug.Some sites had their warmest winter night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.
WindThe strongest wind gust was at Archerfield Airport with 65 km/h on 5 Jun, followed by Redcliffe with 65 km/h on 27 Jun, followed by Archerfield Airport with 63 km/h on 18 Aug, followed by Brisbane Aero with 61 km/h on 5 Jun, followed by Redcliffe with 61 km/h on 27 Jul.
There was a record dry spell (for July & August) of 41 consecutive days of zero rainfall for Brisbane from 21st July to the 30th August, with the previous being 38 days in 1991
|Extremes in winter 2012|
28.6 °C at Amberley AMO on 30 Aug|
28.4 °C at Amberley AMO on 24 Aug
28.3 °C at Amberley AMO on 23 Aug
28.3 °C at Archerfield Airport on 24 Aug
|Warmest days on average||
22.1 °C at Amberley AMO|
22.0 °C at Archerfield Airport
21.9 °C at Brisbane
|Coolest days on average||
20.7 °C at Redcliffe|
21.1 °C at Brisbane Aero
21.6 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
14.4 °C at Amberley AMO on 26 Jun|
14.6 °C at Archerfield Airport on 27 Jun
15.1 °C at Brisbane on 27 Jun
-1.6 °C at Amberley AMO on 4 Aug|
-1.4 °C at Amberley AMO on 5 Aug
-1.4 °C at Amberley AMO on 8 Aug
|Coolest nights on average||
5.9 °C at Amberley AMO|
8.7 °C at Archerfield Airport
9.6 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
|Warmest nights on average||
11.3 °C at Redcliffe|
10.9 °C at Brisbane
10.0 °C at Brisbane Aero
18.9 °C at Redlands HRS on 24 Aug|
18.7 °C at Brisbane on 13 Jul
18.6 °C at Redcliffe on 24 Aug
|Warmest on average overall||
16.4 °C at Brisbane|
16.0 °C at Redcliffe
15.6 °C at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
|Coolest on average overall||
14.0 °C at Amberley AMO|
15.3 °C at Archerfield Airport
15.5 °C at Brisbane Aero
251.6 mm at Redlands HRS|
200.9 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
199.2 mm at Brisbane Aero
48.2 mm at Redcliffe on 3 Jun|
47.0 mm at Brisbane Aero on 3 Jun
44.0 mm at Redcliffe on 27 Jun
|Highest wind gust||
65 km/h at Archerfield Airport on 5 Jun|
65 km/h at Redcliffe on 27 Jun
63 km/h at Archerfield Airport on 18 Aug
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|Record highest winter daily minimum temperature|
Highest daily minimum
in winter 2012 (°C)
|Redlands HRS||18.9||on 24 Aug||18.4||on 15 Jun 1973||48||8.8|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||18.2||on 14 Jul||17.8||on 29 Aug 2009||20||9.2|
|Summary statistics for winter 2012|
|Moreton South Coast (district 40)|
|Amberley AMO||22.1||+0.3||28.6||30 Aug||5.9||-0.3||-1.6||4 Aug||111.6||114.2||average||98%|
|Archerfield Airport||22.0||+0.3||28.3||24 Aug||8.7||+0.5||1.9||5 Aug||164.2||153.6||high||107%|
|Brisbane||21.9||-0.4||27.6||24 Aug||10.9||+0.2||4.1||3 Aug||173.4||126.4||high||137%|
|Brisbane Aero||21.1||-0.2||25.4||9 Aug||10.0||+0.4||3.7||3 Aug||199.2||139.9||high||142%|
|Logan City Water Treatment Plant||21.6||-0.2||26.8||23 Aug||9.6||+0.4||3.6||3 Aug||200.9||152.8||high||131%|
|Redcliffe||20.7||26.6||24 Aug||11.3||5.5||4 Jul||186.8||158.0||average||118%|
A Seasonal Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Brisbane Metro using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 3 September 2012. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.
Averages are long-term means based on observations from
all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site.
They are not shown for sites with less than 9 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.
The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site,
based on the
(very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3,
average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9
and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.